Othello: Desdemona

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Othello: Desdemona

"And so much duty as my mother showed to you, preferring you before her father, so much I challenge that I may profess due to the Moor my lord" (Shakespeare 1.3.215-218)."Believe me, I had rather have lost my purse full of crusadoes. And but my noble Moor is true of mind and made of no such baseness as jealous creatures are, it were enough to put him to ill thinking" (Shakespeare 3.4.25-29)

Victim of Chauvinism

Desdemona is greatly affected by the theme of chauvinism created by Iago. Soon this theme transfers from Iago to Othello in how he views his wife.

Backround: Desdemona is a Venetian debutante who refuses to marry the rich men of her land, and decides to marry an outsider from the Moors, by the name of Othello. Social Class: She is the daughter of a Venetian Senator, a place of high status. Family: Her father is Barbantio, a Venetian Senator. Her mother does not have a part in the play, however Desdemina's mother is talked about. Othello becomes Desdemona's husband.Relationships: Desdemona marries Othello, for they are very happy together, however, are driven apart by jealousy. It is suspected by Othello that she is having an affair with Cassio, however this is not true.


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Backround on Othello


The play Othello by William Skespeare is a tragedy about Othello the Moor marrying Dedemona, the daughter of a Venetian Senator. Cassio, who was choosen for a promotion instead of Iago, gets caught up in a whirlwind of betrayal by Iago. Iago's plan is to make Othello jealous of his wife and to get revenge on both Othello and Cassio.

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